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Sony calls Microsoft offer to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for three extra years "inadequate"

Nov 26, 2022

A hot potato: PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has responded to Microsoft's offer to keep the Call of Duty series available on the PlayStation for three years after Activision's contract with Sony comes to an end. Far from being happy about the commitment, Ryan says it is "inadequate on many levels." Xbox boss Phil Spencer last week said that Microsoft is committed to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation for several more years beyond the current deal Sony has with Activision, which covers the series' ...read more

Huawei offers satellite SOS in China where Apple’s is unavailable

Nov 26, 2022

A day before Apple unveiled its highly anticipated satellite-powered SOS feature for iPhone 14, Huawei announced its own equivalent. The Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone giant said its flagship Mate 50 series will support texting via satellite communication. The feature is made possible by Beidou, China’s own navigation alternative to the U.S. government-owned Global Positioning System. Sending messages via satellite signal isn’t a particularly new technology. But it’s the ...read more

Mullen acquires controlling interest in EV startup Bollinger Motors

Nov 26, 2022

Mullen Automotive has acquired a controlling interest in Bollinger Motors, a move intended to strengthen the two EV companies’ positions within the fast-growing electric sport utility and commercial vehicle markets. The $148.2 million acquisition announced Thursday gives Mullen a 60% controlling interest in Bollinger, as well as an opportunity to expand into the “high-demand commercial EV space,” David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive, said in a statement. Bollinger Mo ...read more

iPhone theming app ScreenKit gets ready for the iOS 16 Lock Screen with over 100 new widgets

Nov 26, 2022

ScreenKit, an iPhone personalization app that’s topped 12 million downloads to date, is ready to embrace the new Lock Screen customization options shipping with the release of iOS 16 on September 12. Already a comprehensive solution for theming your iPhone or iPad with wallpapers, custom widgets and icons, the soon-to-be updated ScreenKit app will now expand into Lock Screen widgets, with a sizable update that brings over 100 new widget options to iPhone owners. Unlike some other planned Lock ...read more

Who has the winning formula? Watch 3 fintech startup CEOs compete in GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch

Nov 26, 2022

From left: Formations CEO Shahar Plinner, Joola CEO Henny Damian, and SecureSave CEO Devin Miller. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) It’s time for a new episode of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch! This week’s installment of our startup pitch competition focuses on the fast-growing financial technology market, featuring three companies looking to make their mark in this highly competitive sector. Now in its third season, this video series – presented by WestRiver Group – follows startup le ...read more

Apple iPhone 14 starts at $799, new larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus is $899

Nov 26, 2022

What just happened? The new iPhone 14 receives some of the yearly generational upgrades we've come to expect from Apple, but not all the bells and whistles, which are reserved for the most expensive Pro models. However, considering the iPhone 14 may be the more mainstream and popular model most people intend to buy, here's what is new and what made/didn't make the cut for this year's model. Unlike the iPhone 14 Pro models, the standard iPhone 14 doesn't feature any major design changes. Howev ...read more

For Apple and other companies, satellites plus cellphones add up to a new frontier

Nov 26, 2022

Apple’s iPhone 14 is built to link up with satellites for an emergency SOS. (Apple Video) Today’s big iPhone reveal adds Apple to the list of companies aiming to combine the power of satellite communications with the power of everyday cellphones — a list that includes other tech heavyweights such as T-Mobile and SpaceX, Amazon and Verizon, OneWeb and ATT. Also on the list: a startup that’s carving out a niche on the satellite-cellular frontier. “We’re years ahead of anybody else ...read more

Amy Klobuchar’s Link Tax Bill Put On Hold Because She Doesn’t Understand Her Own Bill And Ted Cruz Doesn’t Understand The 1st Amendment

Nov 26, 2022

from the good-riddance dept Earlier today, there was a Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the JCPA — the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act — put forth by Senator Amy Klobuchar. Last week I wrote a long post about just how broken the bill is. It does almost everything it seeks to do badly, in ways that are genuinely dangerous. That post has the details, but in short: it tries to force big internet companies to pay news organizations for linking to them, which fundamentally chan ...read more

YC’s latest batch cuts African startup presence by more than half

Nov 26, 2022

While the accelerator reduces batch size in Africa, it isn't straying away from ambitious food delivery bets Last month, Y Combinator said that it had intentionally reduced its summer cohort by 40%. According to the accelerator, the decision to downsize the S22 batch — significantly smaller than its most recent batches — was a result of the economic downturn and changes to the venture funding environment this year. It was the latest in a series of down round, layoff and hiring free ...read more

Daily Deal: The Essential Risk And Information Systems Control Training Bundle

Nov 26, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The Essential Risk and Information Systems Control Training Bundle has 5 courses to help improve your risk and info system skills. You’ll gain a high-level understanding of the risk management process by learning about risk identification, risk prioritization, risk response strategies, and more. It’s on sale for $30. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from Techdirt Deals helps suppo ...read more